Toronto’s Culinary Talent Showcase

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A different dinner every week

Every Friday guest cooks, amateur or professional, make their favourite food — it’s an “open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto

Drop-In Dinners are prepared by a rotating cast of cooks, and priced around $10-$14. Dinners start at 6pm, and are served first-come, first-served until we sell out, or until around 9pm. No reservations are needed (or taken) – just “drop in”. Seating is at one of the two big tables or at the window counters. Dinners can also be ordered to-go, and you’re welcome to bring your own containers if you like.

Every Drop-In Dinner offers a selection of hot & cold beverages, a homemade soup ($4), and a side salad ($3). Wherever possible, we provide vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free options. Check event listings for menu details.

The Dep is not licensed and events are not BYOB.

We’re always looking for enterprising foodies who’d like cook for a crowd and make a bit of extra cash. If you’d like to do a Drop-In Dinner at The Depanneur, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Drop-In Dinner

Taking a much needed break! Back in 2017 with an exciting new lineup of Workshops, Drop-In DInners & Supper Clubs — See you then!


January 27 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Italian Meatball Sammiches by Ben Miner

We welcome back comedian and Masterchef alumnus Ben Miner, here to grace our tables with his wit and delicious Italian cuisine! Warm up with hot meatball sandwiches and a side of orzo pasta. Meatball Sammich Heavenly open-faced pork/ beef meatball … Continue reading


February 3 @

DROP IN DINNER: Quinoa Kitchari by Lee Dares

Artisanal ghee maker Lee Dares of Lee’s Provisions returns to the Dep for a tasty Drop-In Dinner inspired by some of her favourite dishes encountered in her travels in India. Come and warm up with a bowl of steaming hot … Continue reading


Every Friday we feature a different guest cook – amateur or professional – making some of their favourite dishes. Entreés are usually around $12; menus for each week are posted on Mondays. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as well – check … Continue reading


Every Friday we feature a different guest cook – amateur or professional – making some of their favourite dishes. Entreés are usually around $12; menus for each week are posted on Mondays. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as well – check … Continue reading